Newsone reports that the Bayelsa Governorship Election 2023 took place in eight (8) Local Government Areas (LGAs). According to the final list of candidates published in October by INEC, 16 candidates are contesting the election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, put the number of registered voters for the election at 1,056,862. The commission said 1,017,613 registered voters have collected their PVCs ahead of the election while 39,249 PVCs were not collected.
This online news platform understands that Bayelsa State poses an interesting governorship contest due to the presence of an incumbent governor seeking re-election and a former governor seeking a return to office.
Governor Duoye Diri is seeking a second term under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Timipre Sylva wants to get a last term on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Both candidates are strong and expected to make a considerable showing in the race.
The Labour Party fielded Eradiri Udengmobofa as its flag bearer. Two of the 16 governorship candidates (12.5 percent) running in Saturday’s election are women.
Results of the governorship election in Bayelsa State are currently being collated at local government levels.
See the Bayelsa governorship election result 2023 from LGAs below… [PLEASE REFRESH ALWAYS for more results]